- Sanskrit word meaning taal (metre) and laya (tempo)
- Pandit Divyang Vakil’s contemporary classical tabla ensemble
What began as an experiment has bloomed over ten years. Created with the intention of expanding the audience for classical tabla and sharing the joys of an instrument often sidelined, Pandit Divyang Vakil’s contemporary classical tabla work has been embraced by audiences around the world.
For the last decade, he has been carefully composing group tabla works that carry the nuances and richness of classical tabla, while being accessible to an untrained ear. Each composition has its own identity; each created with consideration of the artists’ strengths and personality, each with a different feel, but essence being the same.
Today Pandit Divyang Vakil’s contemporary classical group tabla works come together under one name – Tālavya.
Currently, Talavya is comprised of Rushi Vakil, Kaumil Shah, Sahil Patel and Rahul Shrimali. Tālavya is touring India and the world with Pandit Divyang Vakil’s acclaimed composition Tabla Ecstasy and has recently released a CD of the tabla duo composition Power of Tabla.